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Festive lantern fair lights up E China

2012-01-20 07:02:05 GMT2012-01-20 15:02:05(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Nanjing residents enjoy the festive lantern decorations at the Gate of China area along the banks of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, on Jan 19, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Dazzling lanterns decorate the Confucius Temple area along the banks of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, on Jan 19, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists watch the lantern decorations near the Confucius Temple along the banks of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, on Jan 19, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Lanterns draw tourists to the Confucius Temple area along the banks of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, on Jan 19, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Lantern decorations draw tourists to the Confucius Temple area along the banks of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, on Jan 19, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Nanjing residents enjoy the festive lantern decorations at the Gate of China area along the banks of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, on Jan 19, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

More than a hundred large sets of lantern scenes and over 400,000 individual lanterns will dress up the banks of the Qinhuai River during the fair, Jan 19 to Feb 9.

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